Indian Nursing Council

To Establish Uniforms Standards of Training for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors.

Aims

To establish a uniform standard of training for nurses midwives and health visitors.

Functions

  • To establish and monitor a uniform standard of nursing education for nurses midwife, Auxiliary Nurse- Midwives and health visitors by doing inspection of the institutions.
  • To establish and monitor a uniform standard of nursing education for nurses midwife, Auxiliary Nurse- Midwives and health visitors by doing inspection of the institutions.
  • To recognize the qualifications under section 10(2)(4) of the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 for the purpose of registration and employment in India and abroad.
  • To give approval for registration of Indian and Foreign Nurses possessing foreign qualification under section 11(2)(a) of the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947.
  • To prescribe minimum standards of education and training in various nursing programmes and prescribe the syllabus & regulations for Nursing programms.
  • Power to withdraw the recognition of qualification under section 14 of the Act in case the institution fails to maintain its standards under Section 14 (1)(b) that an institution recognised by a State Council for the training of nurses, midwives, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives or health visitors does not satisfy the requirements of the Council.
  • To advise the State Nursing Councils, Examining Boards, State Governments and Central Government in various important items regarding Nursing Education in the Country.
  • To regulate the training policies and programmes in the field of Nursing.
  • To recognise Institutions/Organisations/Universities imparting Masterís Degree/ Bachelorís Degree/P.G. Diploma/ Diploma/Certificate Courses in the field of Nursing.
  • To Recognise Degree/Diploma/Certificate awarded by Foreign Universities/ Institutions on reciprocal basis.
  • To promote research in Nursing.
  • To maintain Indian Nurses Register for registration of Nursing Personnel.
  • Prescribe code of ethics and professional conduct.
  • To improve the quality of nursing education.